Thursday, 17 January 2019

LSARRC News 15th January 2019

In a busy weekend for Lytham St Anne’s RRC juniors the main event was the fourth fixture in the Mid Lancs. Cross Country League on Saturday 12th at Townley Park, Burnley.  Lytham were well represented in the first race of the day (the under 11 girls’ race) with 5 athletes competing.  First home for Lytham was Isabel Tuck finishing 53rd in 8:35. Clemmie Tierney (61st in 8:48) and Leoma Gill (81st in 9:41) brought the team home in 10th place.  Also competing for Lytham were Ella Wiseman (87th in 10:33) and Rosa Gill (88th in 10:37).  Lytham’s under 11 boys’ team were also well represented with Eric Wrigley (37th in 7:31), Archie Belfield (46th in 7:38) Lewis Bentley (52nd in 7:43) and Finlay Hughes (59th in 7:54) matched the girls to bring the team home in 10th place.   Sophie Bohannon was Lytham’s only representative in the under 13 girls race and in a close race with just 4 seconds separating 2nd to 4thplace produced Lytham’s best performance of the day to finish  4th in 9:34.  In the under 15 girls race Maddy Markham had her best ever race in the Mid Lancs League to finish 8th in 11:11 with Brogan Murphy also with her best finish running well to take  20th position in 11:51.  Under 15 Ben Gregson was the final Lytham junior to run and finished 38th in 15:45.

In the senior men’s race Joe Greenwood was 71st, followed by Thomas Howarth 73rd, Andrew Unsworth 76th, Paul Veevers 92nd , Jonathon Tuck 110th and Dominic Garett in 130th, this meant the first team came 13th in the team results.  The second team of Neil Tate, Graham Webster, Chris Bowker, Terry Hellings, Mark Hughes and John Bertenshaw finished 32nd.  In the senior Mens over 6o category the club did exceptionally well, the team placed 4th and consisted of Graham Webster finishing 7h, Terry Hellings 10th and John Bertenshawe 30th.

In the Ladies the team came 7th with Joanna Goorney leading the way in 8th, followed by Catherine Carrdus in 10th and Claire Markham 69th.  In the over 45 section the same team secured 2nd place.
Eric Wrigley was out racing again on Sunday and led the Garstang 2-mile fun run to win comfortably in an excellent time of 13:41.   In the adult race the Garstang 10K Pamela Binns ran 59:56:28 and Sylvia Gittins 1:00:47.

As usual several Lytham Club Members participated in the Lytham Hall parkrun, and one member travelled to the Warrington parkrun.  At Lytham Chris McCarthy was first to finish the course in just over 17:30 minutes, next home was Alex Tate who was 6th.  Jennifer Hill was the second female to finish the course.  In his best run for some time 12-year-old Morgan Pritchard ran in the Lytham Hall parkrun finishing 17th in 21:36 and first in his JM11-14 age group.  Francis Morrison finished 110th in 26:55 and 6th in the JM11-14 age group. 

Brothers James and Joshua McAfee did the tail walking job at parkrun with their dad finishing in 48:19 and 48:29 respectively (276th and 277th).

Full Results:  Chris McCarthy 17:32 (1st), Alex Tate 19:28 (6th), Darran Ames 21:21 (14th), Morgan Pritchard 21:36 (17th), Neil Tate 21:37 (18th), Graham Webster 21:39 (19th), Jennifer Hill 22:14 (27th overall, 2nd female), James Buckley 22:32 (28th), Richard Storey 23:50 (47th), Stephen Tate 24:43 (59th), Kathy Gaunt 25:12 (73rd),  Lee Vaudrey 26:08 (97th), Francis Morrison 26:55 (110th), Trevor Roberts 27:02 (115th), Laura Byrne 28:59 (149th), Bob Clough 29:09 (153rd), Maria Tierney 31:24 (199th), Sue Henry 32:04 (207th), Michelle Sheridan 33:49 (224th), Jeremy McCandless 37:04 (249th), James McAfee 48:19, Joshua McCafee 48:29 (277th) and Lewis McAfee 48:40 (278th).

Ian Tate was a tourist parkrunner at Warrington and managed 13th place with a time of 20:39.
In the Lytham junior parkrun on Sunday Jayden Richardson finished 1st for the twelfth time and for the second consecutive week with a time of 8:10 with Max 3rd in 9:00.  Leoma and Rosa Gill recovered well from Saturday’s cross country to finish 15th in 10:23 and 23rd in 11:21. James and Joshua were also out again finishing 42nd in 13:13 and 57th in 15:15.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

LSARRC News 8th January 2019

Mike Toft breaks club record and Sophie Bohannon gains a Lancashire vest.
U13 Silver for Sophie Bohannon

Fourteen Lytham athletes made the trip to Witton Park, Blackburn on Saturday 5th January to compete in the 2019 Lancashire Cross Country Championships.  Condition under foot were very good with very little mud producing some fast times.

First race involving Lytham athletes was the 1.8k under 11 boys’ race.  First home for Lytham was Eric Wrigley finishing 29th in a time of 7:19 with team mate Finlay HHughes 48th in 7:46.  In the under 13 girls race Sophie Bohannon ran an excellent race to finish in second place in 12:27 for the 3k race picking up a silver medal and selection for Lancashire in the Inter Counties Cross Country championships.  Ben Gregson finished 39th in the 3.8k under 15 boys’ race in 16:13.  Lytham had two representatives in the under 15 girls’ race with Maddy Markham finishing 19th in 15:34 for the 3.8k race and Brogan Murphy 39th in 17:06.

The 6.7k senior Women’s race was the next race to include Lytham athletes and Joanna Goorney ran well to finish 15th and 2nd FV50 for a silver medal in 26:39.  Claire Markham and Gillian Oliver both in their first cross country season for Lytham finished in 49th and 82nd respectively with times of 32:50 and 42:54.

Final race of the day was the 9.8k senior men’s race where Lytham had further success with Terry Hellings picking up a gold medal finishing first MV65 in 44:31.  First home for Lytham was Chris McCarthy finishing 71st in 35:55.  Also representing Lytham were Neil Tate  103rd (39:50), Mark Hughes 180th (48:54) and Greg Oulton 189th (57:42).
Vet 65 Gold for Terry Hellings
Mike Toft

Sunday saw the central Lancashire half marathon take place.  It's an undulated course around lea town, catforth, Inskip and Treales before heading back to Lea. The race was well organised, and weather was perfect, Lytham had 5 runners presenting the club.  An impressive run by Mike Toft resulting in him winning the race and achieving a new clubs senior and overall record time of 01:14:06.  Neil Tate was 61st overall in 01:30:47, Melanie Koth 70th overall, 3rd lady, 1st V45 in 01:32:49, Ian Tate 101st with a time of 01:39:05 and  Mark Hughes 235th 01:55:38.  The race had 488 runners finishing.

Mel Koth

Also, Greg Oulton & Pam Hardman entered the Scout Scarr fell race on Sunday 6th January, nice calm day a bit misty higher up. Lovely race not too muddy.  Hardman ran 46.33 and Oulton 49.38.

Several Lytham runners completed parkruns, at the Lytham Hall parkrun the first 3 spots went to Lytham runners and Sylvia Gittins gained a new personal best time.

Full Results
Andrew Draper 17:33 (1st), Ross McKelvie 17:37 (2nd), Paul Veevers 17:54 (3rd),  Darran Ames 20:49 (19th), Michelle Hook 21:54 (28th overall, 4th female), James Buckley 22:05 (33rd), Morgan Pritchard 22:21 (36th), Graham Webster 22:22 (37th), G Browne 22:43 (43rd), Oliver Thomson 22:53 (46th), Kev Murray 23:17 (56th),  Richard Storey 24:01 (66th), Stephen Tate 24:11 (73rd), Jason Sheridan 26:06 (99th), Clemmie Tierney 26:19 (105th), Trevor Roberts 26:51 (117th), Pamela Binns 27:48 (138th), Maria Tierney 27:57 (141st), Francis Morrison 28:07 (144th), Laura Byrne 28:15 (147th), Bob Clough 28:17 (149th), Karen Lanigan 29:04 (159th), Sylvia Gittins 29:44 (166th), Jeremy McCandless 29:52 (168th), Laura Dilks 30:39 (179th), Michelle Sheridan 34:45 (222nd), Ella Wiseman 35:55 (236th), Julie Wiseman 35:56 (237th) and Sue Henry 36:04 (239th).

Susan Samme Kirsten Burnett completed the Blackpool parkrun at Stanley Park and Samme was the first female finisher.

On Sunday at the junior parkrun in Lytham Jayden Richardson was first home in 8:13 followed closely by Eric Wrigley in 8:21, and Archie Belfield was 4th in 8:47.  Other finishers were Sophie Tate and James and Joshua McAfee.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

LSARRC News 1st January 2019

Mel Koth led the way at Leyland.

LSARRC at Worden Park

At the Boxing Day 10k, 15 Lytham runners represented the club.  A relatively flat 10k course in and around Worden Park in Leyland, all on roads... Perfect for burning off the Christmas Turkey... and the pudding... and the booze!

Perfect weather conditions and a great atmosphere meant a sold-out race with 500 runners was a great way to run off the xmas pudding.  Neil Tate was first home for the club coming 17th, another highlight was Mel Koth who ran exceptionally well and was the first female finisher.
Full Results: 17th Neil Tate 38:12, 24th Alex Tate 39:01, 46th Mel Koth 42:08 1st lady, 59th Ian Tate 43:36, 83rd Louise cox 45:46,124th James Hartley 48:32, 182nd Kirsten Burnett 52:07, 193rd Julia Rolfe 52:36, 210th Jason Sheridon 53:21, 338th Sue Henry 1:01:08, 355th Kathy Gaunt 1:01:55, 366th Julie Wiseman 1:02:50, 450th Sue Hawitt 1:15:27, 453rd Nicola wiseman 1:16:25, and 457th Michelle wiseman 1:16:49.

Astley park festive 4 took place on Sunday 30th December.  This was a new event which was organised in 3 weeks by Chorley AC and Epic Events. The course was the route of Chorley, Astley park summer trail series.  It's 4.4miles long, 2.5 laps with a killer hill to run up 3 times and runs on park paths, trails and through the woods. The event was sold out with 250 runners and a lot of runners came dressed up. 

As it was raining all night and drizzled during the race it was quite muddy in places.  Mel Koth was the only Lytham runner and she finished 27th overall, 3rd lady in a time of 31:48.

On Saturday 29th December several Lytham runners attended local, and further a field parkrun.  At the Lytham Hall Park parkrun Sophie Bohannon was the first to finish, first female finisher, and 15th overall.  Bohannon was closely supported and followed by Ross McKelvie, Darran Ames and Andrew Draper.  Junior Clemmie Tierney managed a new personal best time for the course. 

Full Results:  Sophie Bohannon 20:56 (15th overall, 1st female), Ross McKelvie 20:56 (16th), Darran Ames 21:05 (18th), Andrew Draper 21:06 (19th), Ben Gregson 21:32 (22nd), Mark Hughes 22:24 (38th), James Buckley 23:01 (44th), Morgan Pritchard 23:07 (46th), G Browne 23:08 (48th), Graham Webster 23:12 (49th), Kev Murray 23:19 (52nd), Stephen Tate 24:04 (66th), Maddy Markham 24:08 (69th), Lewis McAfee 25:05 (90th), Claire Markham 25:07 (91st), Clemmie Tierney 26:08 (109th), Julie Wiseman 27:49 (133rd), Pamela Binns 28:26 (141st), Adrian Sargent 29:07 (163rd), Maria Tierney 30:09 (173rd), Sue Henry 30:35 (181st), Trevor Roberts 51:28 (volunteer/tail walker).

At the Stanley Park, parkrun in Blackpool Chris McCarthy ran the course in 18:04 to secure 1st position and Susan Samme was the first female finisher in 20:42.  Rebecca Willetts completed the Lancaster parkrun in 32:15 and Paul Veevers completed the Crosby parkrun in 59:59 for 1st position.  At the Cassiobury parkrun Julia Rolfe completed the course in 26:20 and at the Southsea parkrun Ruth Bye managed 31:21. Terry Hellings was 12th at the Basildon parkrun, running the course in 22:44.

At the junior parkrun in Lytham on Sunday, Jayden Richardson was first home for the club in 8:09 coming 2nd overall, Archie Belfield was 4th in a time of 8.33.  Other finishers were James and Joshua McAfee and Sophie Tate.

Sylvia Gittins has been busy over the festive period on 22nd December she ran the Kingston Upon Thames parkrun in a time of 30:27 she also ran the Bushy Park Christmas day parkrun in 31:39 and the Stragglers Boxing day 4 miler in 36:43.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

LSARRC News 18th December 2018

Lytham’s Liz Abbott breaks the 18-minute mark at the Lytham Hall parkrun, acquiring a new personal best time for the course.
Liz Abbott at Lytham Hall parkrun
Five Lytham ladies finished in the top ten at the Lytham Hall parkrun on Saturday.  First home for the club was in form Liz Abbott, coming 3rd overall, Andrew Draper was next home for the club, securing 4th place.  Susan Samme and Kirsten Burnett attended the Blackpool parkrun at Samme was the first female finisher.

Full Results:  Liz Abbott 17:56 (3rd overall, 1st female), Andrew Draper 18:32 (4th), Joanna Goorney 20:25 (11th overall, 4th female), Sophie Bohannon 20:32 (13th overall, 5th female), Darran Ames 21:41 (16th), Ben Gregson 21:49 (17th), Finlay Hughes 23:33 (27th), Mark Hughes 23:34 (28th), G Browne 23:41 (30th), Jennifer Hill 23:43 (31st overall, 8th female), Claire Markham 24:12 (37th overall, 9th female), Lewis McAfee 24:37 (41st), Pamela Binns 28:46 (76th), Julie Wiseman 29:10 (82nd), Sue Henry 29:15 (84th), Karen Lanigan 29:25 (85th), Bob Clough 32:27 (107th), Jeremy McCandless 32:28 (108th) and Ruth Bye 32:58 (110th).

Saturday saw four Lytham athletes travel to Lancaster to take part in the 3-1-5 Health Club 5k.  The course is a fast, flat out and back course on a footpath following the river Lune.  Graham Webster and Terry Hellings were the first 2 back for Lytham finishing in 21:25 and 21:57 respectively for 11th and 13th places and 1st and 2nd MV65s.  Junior man James Hartley was next in 15th place with a time of 22:17 with MV50 Greg Oulton completing the Lytham contingent in 26:50 for 22nd place.

Junior News

On Monday 10th December LSARRC Juniors had their annual indoor athletics competition against Kirkham Grammar Junior School.

Every athlete took part in the speed bounce and there were some excellent individual scores from Oscar Gilbey, Ted Thompson, Angus Chandler, Charlie Kells, Sophie Tate, Keira Lowe, Clemmie Tierney and Leoma Gill who all did at least 50 bounces in 20 seconds, which put Lytham into the lead. They then took part in long jump with a win from Morgan Pritchard, triple jump and high jump with a win for Kiera or javelin. Next were the 4, 3, 2 and 1 lap races. Some of the Lytham athletes are younger than the Kirkham children and a lack of boys meant some girls competed in the boys’ events.  Despite this they performed incredibly well and achieved some excellent placings in the races. Final event of the competition was the obstacle relay in which all the children took part.  They worked well as a team and it was lovely to see everyone encouraging each other. The results were close; Kirkham won the girls’ competition and Lytham the boys. Thank you go to the hard-working coaches from Lytham and Kirkham. Every athlete took part in 5 events in an hour and judging from the smiles everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks, must also go to the parents for their support.
On Saturday 15th December three Lytham junior athletes took part in the Lytham Hall parkrun with 13 year old Sophie Bohannon first of the Lytham juniors home.  On a very windy day Sophie finished in a very creditable time of 20:32 for 13th place overall and comfortably first in her age group.  Ben Gregson also ran well to finish in 17th place with a time of 21:49 with10 year old Finlay Hughes 27th in 23:33 both also finishing first in their age categories.

In Sundays Park View junior parkrun Lytham athletes finished 1st and 2nd with Jayden Richardson finishing in 8:15 just getting the better of Finlay Hughes (8:19).  Ella Wiseman finished 17th in 11:17 and brothers Joshua and James McAfee finishing in 3oth in 14:59 and 36th in 20:17 respectively.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

LSARRC News 11th December 2018

A fine performance from the Lytham ladies at the cross country fixture at the weekend.

LSARRC ladies at Hyndburn

Lytham seniors with 14 men and 10 women were out in force at the 3rd Mid Lancs cross country fixture held at Wilson’s playing fields, Hyndburn on Saturday.  In some of the most challenging conditions seen at a Mid Lancs cross country fixture for a couple of years Lytham’s women performed exceptionally well.  First home for Lytham was Liz Abbott completing the 2.9 mile course in 23:15 for 5th place.  Joanna Goorney (10th in 25:20) and Catherine Carrdus (13th in 25.59) brought the A team home in first place and moved them to top of division2.  The B team of Heidi Haigh (82nd in 32:38), Claire Markham (91st in 33:48) and Kirsten Burnett (92nd in 34:06) finished as 25th. Julia Rolfe (97nd in34:24), Als Everest Gillian Oliver (130th in 41:13).  Liz, Joanna and Catherine also finished as first FV 35 team and Joanna, Catherine and Heidi finished as first FV45 team.  The conditions took their toll on Mel Koth who unfortunately badly sprained her ankle and was forced to retire.  The senior men also performed with the A team of Mike Toft (14th in 38:02), Andy Draper 36th in 40:28), Joe Greenwood (5th in 41:41), Neil Tate (62nd in 42:46), Dominic Garrett (73rd in 43:30) and Tom Howarth (88th in 44:29) finished 6th overall and 3rd in division 1.   The B team of Andy Unsworth (98th in 45:12), Paul Veevers (105th in 45:38), Ross McKelvie (147th in 48:59), Chris Bowker (153rd in 49:16), Lee Vaudrey (162nd in 50:10) and Graham Webster (164th in 50:33) ran well to finish 17th overall and 3rd in division 4.  Also running for the senior men were Terry Hellings (166th in 50:39) and Mark Hughes (201st in 54:50).

LSARRC U11 girls at Hyndburn

Lytham St Anne’s RRC juniors were well represented with 13 athletes making the trip.  First event of the day was the under 11 girls 2-kilometre race.  Leoma Gill was first home for Lytham finishing 44th in 10:26 with Clemmie Tierney just 8 seconds behind in 489th place.  Ella Wiseman in her first season with Lytham finished 59th in 11:52 bring the team home in 11th place.  Nine year old Rosa Gill completed the Lytham contingent finishing 61st in 12:32. Lytham were also well represented in the under 11 boys race with just 3 seconds separating Lytham’s first three of Lewis Bentley (32nd , 8:43), Eric Wrigley (33rd , 8:44) and Finlay Hughes (36th 8:46) bringing the team home in 8th position.  Archie Belfield was not far behind in 47th place with a time of 9:12. Lytham’s only representative in the under 13 girls 2.5k race was Sophie Bohannon who ran excellent race to finish 3rd in 10:48 despite having a fall.   The under 13 boys and under 15 girls ran together in the 3k race.  Oliver Thomson finished 31st in the under 13 boys’ race.  In the under 15 girls race Maddy Markham continues to improve with every race finishing 7th in 11:31 with Brogan Murphy also running well to finish 21st in 12:21. Final race of the day including Lytham juniors was the under 15 boys where Ben Gregson finished 35th in 11:30.

LSARRC juniors at the 2.5k junior fun run

Sunday was Lytham’s inaugural 2.5k junior fun run across the Lytham sand dunes and beach.  31 Lytham juniors made up the entire field.  Despite a very tough cross country race the day before Sophie Bohannon led from the start finishing in a time of 10:25. In a close race for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Adam Holton (10:51) just got the better of Charlotte Corrigan (10:52) and Ben Gregson (10:54).  Also running were Jayden Richardson (5th, 11:03), Oliver Thomson (6th, 11:07), Finlay Hughes (7th, 11:09), Eric Wrigley (8th, 11:27), Lewis Bentley (9th, 11:37), Archie Belfield (10th, 11:43), Matthew Holton (11th, 11:48), Morgan Pritchard (12th, 11:59), Clemmie Tierney(13th, 12:27), Max Walker(14th, 12:53), Eleanor Francis(15th,13:06), Lucy Bohannon (16th, 13:06), Leoma Gill (17th, 13:13), Freddie Markham (18th, 13:44), Kiefer Richardson (19th, 14:42), Ella Wiseman(20th, 15:10), Nathaniel Francis (21st, 15:22), Curtis Da Volis(22nd, 15:49), Emily Wrigley (23rd, 16:00), Rosa Gill (24th, 16:05), Lewis Ames (25th, 16:26), Emilie Bielec (26th, 17:12), Olivia Bielec (27th, 17:12), Oliver Cranston (28th, 18:57), James McAfee (29th, 20:27), Joshua McAfee (30th, 21:24), Matilda Law (31st, 22:02). 

Sunday also saw Twelve Lytham athletes made the trip to Longridge for the 35th Longridge Christmas Pudding 7 mile race around the Longridge country lanes. The race included some tough climbs including the infamous Jeffery Hill, but the clear weather made for some spectacular views and every finisher received a Christmas pudding for their efforts...  First two home for Lytham were MV65 Terry Hellings in a rare victory over team mate and fellow MV65 Graham Webster.  Terry finished in a time of 53:49 for 72nd place from 411 finishers picking up the prize for first MV65 with Graham Webster 2nd MV 65 and 78th overall in a time of 54:21.  Michelle Chadwick in her first race back after injury and Jennifer Hill kept each other company throughout the race finishing 133rd and 134th in times of 59:33 and 59:34 respectively.  Also flying the Lytham flag were Kathy Gaunt 168th in 61:33, Peter Reid 178th 62:14, Matthew Hill 195th in 63:59, Jason Sheridan 237th in 66:42, Greg Oulton 307th in 72:05, Julie Wiseman 333rd in 74:38, Sylvia Gittins 157th and 2nd FV70 in 75:05 and Michelle Sheridan 394th in 87:06.

Joanna Goorney at Mytholmroyd Fell Race (courtesy of

Sunday also saw, Joanna Goorney competing at the Mytholmroyd Fell Race in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. This excellent fell race covers a distance of just over 6 miles with 1600 feet of ascent.  It was a beautiful cold winter's morning although the previous week's rain enusred plenty of very wet ground.  Joanna finished 50th overall, 4th female and 1st vet 40 in a time of 1:04:23.

With Lytham parkrun not taking place and the cross-country fixture on at the weekend not as many Lytham members completed parkruns, however a few did. Darran Ames was 5th at the Blackpool parkrun in a time of 21:17, Susan Samme managed 22:04 for 13th, Graham Webster ran 22:34 for 16th and Sue Henry 32:54 for 114th.
Neil Bayntun-Roberts f Lytham was a tourist at the Bradford parkrun completing the course in 21:38 for 23rd.  At he Coventry parkrun Alistair Leivers ran 19:22 for 13th.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

LSARRC News 4th December 2018

Toft runs impressively at the Myerscough 10-mile race, and a 1st for Abbott at the Lytham parkrun.

At the Myerscough 10 mile race on 2nd December, where the first mile loops around the college and then joins St Michael's Road. The route then turned into Pinfold Lane, then Right onto Preston Road near Inskip. A further right turn into Hornby Lane leading back to Pinfold Lane. The route then returned to Myerscough College finishing outside the Equestrian Centre.  Mike Toft of Lytham ran an impressive race to come 3rd overall in 57 minutes dead.  James Hartley was 78th in 1:16:14. Pamela Binns and Elfyn Gittins were also in attendance.  Binns finished in 1 hour 40 minutes and Gittins 1 hour 42 minutes.

On Saturday 1st December Lytham ladies very much impressed at the Lytham Hall parkrun with Liz Abbott finishing first overall in a time just seconds off a personal best time and 2nd and 3rd female finishers went to Lytham runners.  Six out the first ten to finish were from LSRACC.  It was also a good day for Mathew Holton and talented junior Clemmie Tierney who ran new personal best times.

Full Results:  Liz Abbott 18:09 (1st), Catherine Carrdus 20:17 (6th overall, 2nd female), Maddy Markham 20:19 (7th overall, 3rd female), Ross McKelvie 20:20 (8th), Neil Bayntun-Roberts 20:53 (9th), Darran Ames 20:55 (10th), Ben Gregson 21:10 (12th), Kev Murray 22:51 (29th), Gavin Stansfield 23:01 (30th), Matthew Holton 23:21 (32nd), James Buckley 23:49 (40th), Jennifer Hill 23:54 (44th, 8th female), Susan Hawitt 24:01 (49th), John Graeme Bertenshawe 24:11 (53rd), Stephen Tate 24:18 (56th), Morgan Pritchard 24:28 (59th), Kathy Gaunt 24:30 (61st), Claire Markham 24:52 (67th), Kirsten Burnett 25:23 (72nd), Jason Sheridan 25:25 (73rd), Adrian Sargent 25:52 (80th), Greg Oulton 26:04 (83rd), Clemmie Tierney 26:25 (97th), Julie Wiseman 27:44 (116th), Rebecca Willetts 27:53 (119th), Laura Byrne 28:09 (128th), Jacqui Murray 28:14 (131st), Jeremy McCandless 29:35 (154th), Sue Henry 29:36 (155th), Karen Lanigan 29:52 (157th), Graham Young 30:57 (171st), Robert Parker 33:24 (196th), Maria Tierney 33:41 (198th), Ruth Bye 34:25 (207th), Michelle Sheridan 34:38 (208th), and Sarah Bagshaw 37:47 (219th).

Other Lytham runners travelled to parkruns around the North West, Joanna Goorney travelled to Lancaster and completed the course in 21:32.  Ian Tate managed a time of 21:12 at the Warrington parkrun and at the Preston park run Jonathon Tuck finished in 19:09.

At the junior parkrun held on a Sunday at Park View in Lytham Clemmie Tierney was the first girl to finish and 3rd overall in 9:00.  Joshua McCafee was 32nd.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Lytham All Stars Report 26/11/18


It has been a busy weekend for the junior squad from Lytham St Annes  Road Running Club.  Main event of the weekend was the second fixture in The Mid Lancs. Cross Country League where Lytham had 16 athletes.  The fixture was incorporated into the British Athletics Cross Challenge held at Sefton Park, Liverpool which acts as a selection race for the British team for the European Cross Country Championships and consequently attracts some of the best athletes in the country.

First race of the day was the under 11 boys where Lytham had 5 representatives.  First home for Lytham was Eric Wrigley finishing the 2500m race in a time of 8:01 for 35th position.  Lewis Bentley (8:10, 44th), Archie Bellfield (8:15, 49th) and Finlay Hughes (8:23, 59th) were close behind.  Curtis Da’Vols in his first race for Lytham finished in 89th in a time of 10:16 with the team finishing in 10th place.  The Lytham under 11 girls were also well represented finishing as 13th team.  First home for Lytham was Clemmie Tierney in 43rd place with a time of 9:15 just out sprinting team mate Isabel Tuck (9:16, 44th).  Also competing for Lytham were Ellie Francis (51st in 9:30), Leoma Gill (59th in 9:47),
Ella Wiseman (67th in 10:52) and Rosa Gill (68th in 11:07).  In a very competitive close fought under 13 girls race Sophie Bohannon finished 5th in a time of 12:01 for the 3000m race.   Oliver Thomson was Lytham’s only representative in the under 13 boys race and finished 48th in a time of 13::05 for 3000m.  Maddy Markham in her first cross country event for the club ran well to finish 14th in 12:16 for the 3000m race.  The 3000m under 15 boys was the last race including Lytham juniors.  Louis Eunson finished 42nd in 11:49 with Ben Gregson also in his first ever cross country race for the club finishing 59th in 13:02.

Saturday also saw 8 year Max Walker in only his second biathlon competing in the national final of the British Biathlon Championships in Leeds.  The extra training Max has been putting with his coaches at Blackpool Aquatics and at Lytham St Annes Road Runners paid off as he achieved huge personal bests in his 50m swim (49.02s) and 400m run (86:21s) taking 17th place overall.

On Sunday two Lytham juniors took part in a 1 mile Fun Run in Moor Park, Preston.  Lewis Bentley finished comfortably first in a time of 5m 27s with Ella Wiseman 3rd overall and first female in 6m 47s.

With many Lytham juniors busy elsewhere just 3 Lytham Athletes competed in the Park View junior parkrun.  Jayden Richardson finished 2nd 7:59 with James McAfee (32nd in 13:59) and Joshua McAfee (36th in 15:24) also running.